Carowinds has named Manny Gonzalez the new vice president and general manager of the park. He succeeds Pat Jones, who has been promoted to senior vice president, park operations, at Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Carowinds’ parent company. Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience to Carowinds, having held leadership roles with a number of recognized companies […]
In newsletters sent out to Cedar Fair season passholders, many of their parks announced the tentative dates for the start of the 2021 season. The tentative opening dates are as follows: Kings Island: passholders – May 8/9 Canada’s Wonderland: May 14 Cedar Point: May 14 California’s Great America: May 22 Carowinds: May 22 Dorney Park: […]
Carowinds is finally reopening in November with a new limited-time event called “Carowinds Taste of the Season: An Outdoor Holiday Experience“. The park traditionally hosts a Winterfest event which draws thousands of guests each year as well as a family-friendly New Year’s Eve countdown celebration. Both of those have been cancelled due to Covid-19. The […]
Even though we can’t physically visit Carowinds, the park is still finding ways to bring the Carolinas together. The park has created downloadable coloring pages featuring five different rides as well as a word search challenge. Families can still play and have some Carowinds-inspired fun by creating their own versions of the park’s rides. The […]
For the first time, Carowinds guests have the option to stay overnight right at the park. The 130-suite SpringHill Suites Charlotte at Carowinds welcomes its first guests beginning November 19, 2019. The hotel is located just steps from Carowinds theme park, offering guests convenient access to the 400-acre park, which features more than 60 rides […]
Could Carowinds be any more AMAZING? Just wait! In 2020, the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas is adding even more to its lineup of more than 60 world-class rides, waterpark, live shows and incredible attractions – all served up with gracious Carolina hospitality. World-class water slide racing is coming to Carowinds in 2020 when […]
Winterfest at Carowinds is already known as one of the area’s most sought-after immersive holiday celebrations as the park is completely transformed for the season. This year brings an even more spectacular experience with the debut of the larger-than-life WinterFest Wonderland Parade, a Christmas parade brimming with dazzling displays, exciting performances and extravagantly decorated holiday […]
Cedar Fair has officially implemented a new (long time rumored) rewards program into many of their amusement parks. Now, guests can get rewards simply by having fun! For the 2019 season, Cedar Fair is has debuted a new pass member loyalty system called Pass Perks—a new rewards program exclusively for Gold and Platinum Passholders. Each […]
Coaster Showdown! Carowinds Auctioning Off Two-Hour Private Event To Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Ever dream of having an amusement park all to yourself? Now that dream can be a reality as Carowinds is auctioning off 2 hours of Exclusive Ride Time on Fury 325, The Mountain Gliders, and Copperhead Strike for 100 people — all to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Now through May 5, you can […]
For the 2019 season, there will be an all new, immersive 7-acre themed area added to Carowinds called Blue Ridge Junction. This new area will feature standout restaurants, the newly refurbished Mountain Gliders, and the iconic Copperhead Strike roller coaster. Copperhead Strike is a new Double Launch coaster built by MACK Rides GmbH & Co KG, of […]
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